How do I legalise my documents for Algeria?
Legalisation is the process of authenticating documents for international use. The Hague Apostille Convention of 1961 replaced the earlier system of multi-level checking of documents before their acceptance in another country, with an apostille system. The apostille certificate is issued by the nation in which the document originates and confirms the authenticity of the signatures and seals on the document.
Countries that have signed the Apostille Convention accept all foreign documents with an apostille certificate, without the need for further legalisation by their Embassy in the country of origin of the document. However, in the case of countries such as Algeria, which have not signed the convention, all foreign documents need to be submitted for legalisation by the Algeria Embassy, in addition to the apostille certification. The process for legalisation of UK-issued documents for Algeria involves several steps:
- Some documents might need to be attested by a registered Solicitor or Notary Public before they can receive the apostille certificate.
- The documents are then submitted to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or FCO, the competent authority in the UK for issuing the apostille certificate.
- The apostilled documents are then submitted for Algeria Embassy legalisation, along with a legalisation form.
- Certain documents might need to be translated into Arabic, the official language of Algeria, before they can be legalised.
Legalisations.org.uk can complete the entire process of document legalisation on your behalf. We offer a wide range of services associated with the legalisation of UK-issued documents for use in another country. Our experienced staff have built strong relationships with various government and consulate offices to ensure that the process of Algeria Embassy legalisation can be completed quickly and efficiently.
We also offer translation services, if any English documents need to be translated into Arabic, the official language of Algeria. All translations are carried out by experts belonging to the Institute of Translators and Interpreters or the Institute of Linguists.
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Important Notes for Algeria Embassy Legalisation
Algeria is not a signatory to The Hague apostille convention. This means that all foreign documents to be used in Algeria need to be legalised by the Algeria Embassy in London, in addition to the apostille certification. Some of the documents will also require attestation, verification and ratification by a Notary Public or solicitor before their submission to the UK FCO for apostille certification. In addition, some documents might also need to be translated into Arabic, the official language of Algeria, before they can be legalised.
The cost and processing time for Algeria Embassy legalisation will depend on the number and nature of documents. While the standard processing time is six business days, additional time will be required if the documents need to be translated or resubmitted. If you wish to get the process speeded up to two business days, you can choose the express package offered by us.
The expert team at Legalisations.org.uk is well-versed with the rules and requirements for the legalisation of UK-issued documents for use in Algeria. We can complete the entire process, including pre-checking the documents, getting them notarised, apostilled and translated before submitting them for Algeria Embassy legalisation. We will send your legalised documents back to you via courier or you can collect them from our office in London.
Algeria is not a signatory to the Apostille convention that abolished the practice of multiple attestations and verifications of foreign documents and replaced it with an apostille certificate. Therefore, all UK-issued documents need to be submitted to the Algeria Embassy in London for legalisation, in addition to getting the apostille certification from the UK FCO.
The documents that need to be legalised most commonly include documents that prove your identity, educational certificates and diplomas, health certificates, certificates of criminal record, work experience certificates and any other document sought by the Algerian authorities.
The expert team at Legalisations.org.uk can ensure that the process is completed in a smooth and efficient manner. You can get in touch with us through email at email@example.com or call us at +44 (0) 208 017 2216, with all your requirements and queries. You can also fill in our online contact form and let us know about your document legalisation requirements and our agent will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
The Most Common Documents We Legalise
Standard Personal Documents
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Frequently Asked Questions
The expert team at Legalisations.org.uk is well versed with the process of Algeria Embassy legalisation. Our consultants are well-versed with the rules and regulations involved in the process. We can, therefore, complete the process in the least possible time, without fear of rejection of any documents.
We not only pre-check all documents to ensure that they comply with the guidelines of the FCO and the Algeria Embassy in London. If any documents require attestation, verification and ratification by a Notary Public or a registered solicitor, we also take care of that step. We will submit all documents for FCO apostille certification, retrieve them after they have been certified and submit them to the Algeria Embassy in London.
Once the legalisation process is completed, we collect the documents from the Embassy and return them to you with utmost safety, either personally at our office or via courier.
Since we will take care of the entire Algeria Embassy legalisation process on your behalf, there will be no need for you to book appointments or visit either the FCO office at Milton Keynes or the Algeria Embassy.
The total cost of document legalisation by the Algeria Embassy in London will depend on the number of documents to be legalised, their nature and the service package chosen by you.
When you send your documents to Legalisations.org.uk, you can rest assured that we will carry out the pre-checking of these documents for their content and format, get them attested and stamped by a Notary Public or solicitor, where required, submit them for apostille certification to the FCO, followed by their submission for Algeria Embassy Legalisation.
We offer two packages. The standard package is priced at £95 + VAT for Algeria Embassy document Legalisation. The turnaround time is 6 business days. The premium package costs £135 + VAT and the turnaround time is 2 business days.
You can fill our online form, mentioning your requirements and we will get back to you with the total costs of completing the Algeria Embassy legalisation process.
The standard processing time for legalisation of your documents by the Algeria Embassy in London is dependent on the type and number of documents, as well as the workload at the Embassy at that particular time. The process can be speeded up with our Premium package.
The processing time includes the time taken to pre-check your documents, getting them notarised by a Notary Public or registered solicitor before their submission to the FCO UK. This is followed by the submission of the apostilled documents to the Algeria Embassy in London for legalisation, collecting them and dispatching them to you via courier.
If you need translation of documents into Arabic, the official language of Algeria, some more time might be required. Our certified translators will ensure that the translation is accurate and there is no change in the meaning and essence of the documents.
Algeria work visa aspirants need to submit the following documents:
- Original passport with an additional validity of six months from the date of entering Algeria.
- Completed and Signed Visa Application form.
- Passport size photo
- Invitation letter issued by your Algerian host in Algiers or any other city.
- Proof of employment, such as appointment letter
- Proof of adequate financial means
- Educational certificates
- Work experience certificates
- Medical certificates
- Any other document to prove your identity.
All the personal, educational, professional and medical documents need to be apostilled and legalised before their submission to the Algerian authorities. Some of these documents will also require attestation, verification and ratification by a Notary Public or solicitor in the UK, before they can be apostilled and submitted for Algeria Embassy legalisation.
You can also check with your employer or business associate in Algeria about the need for any other document to be legalised by the Algeria Embassy in London.
The rules for submission of supporting documents for work and business visa applications differ from one country to another. Some countries require the translation of documents into their official language, so please check with your prospective employer in Algiers about the requirement for translation of your documents into Arabic.
If you are required to get certain documents translated into Arabic, the official language of Algeria, the expert translators at Legalisations.org.uk can complete the process on your behalf. Our expert translators belong to the Institute of Translators and Interpreters and the Institute of Linguists, which ensures the quality of translation. These translations are then certified for their authenticity by a Notary Public or solicitor registered in the UK.
Please inform us of your translation requirements when you fill in the order form.
The address of the Algeria Embassy in London is
5 Portal Way,
London W3 6RT
The Embassy is open from Tuesday to Saturday. However, documents can be submitted and collected between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.
The embassy is easily accessible via bus, train and the London Underground. Buses operating on route numbers 10, 360, 452 and 9 stop near the Algerian consulate, while the Heathrow Express and the Overground train lines come closest to the Embassy. If you wish to travel by the London Underground, you can choose from the Central, Circle, District and Piccadilly lines.
The expert team at Legalisations.org.uk will take full responsibility of completing the entire process of Algeria Embassy legalisation, including the submission and collection of your documents from the consulate, and you do not need to visit the Embassy.